5 of our favourite all-time comedy double acts

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A double act or comedy duo is a form of comedy originating in the British music hall tradition and American vaudeville. Here are 5 of our favourites:

Laurel and Hardy

Laurel and Hardy were a comedy duo act during the early Classical Hollywood era of American cinema. Englishman Stan Laurel and American Oliver Hardy became well known during the late 1920s to the mid-1940s for their slapstick comedy, with Laurel playing the clumsy and childlike friend of the pompous bully Hardy.

Laurel and Hardy made over 100 films together, starting first in silent movies and then making the transition to talkies in the 1930s. They were among the world’s show business elite for three decades after their first meeting in 1921 and their brand of comedy influenced many generations of performers. They still have appreciation societies and fan groups all over the world.

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